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    Info iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Some users report the new iPhone 6 Plus is more fragile than expected, potentially bending when left in a pocket.


    Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus may bend substantially if put into a tight pocket for a prolonged period of time, some users claim.
    A record 10-million units of it and the smaller iPhone 6 were sold within two days of the Friday launch, but some users have complained that their device is more fragile than they expected.

    One user, Nelson Cardoz, posted a photograph of a misshapen phone on Twitter with the message: "The iPhone 6 could bend in your pocket! Haha, love you Apple."
    He told Sky News that when he contacted Apple about the problem they offered to replace his device.

    A YouTube channel called Unbox Therapy uploaded a video of a man using a tight grip to bend the phone out of shape.
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    The bend appears to occur just below the side-mounted volume buttons.

    However, website Cult Of Mac said some users reported similar complaints about the iPhone 5s, as well as Sony, Samsung, BlackBerry and HTC smartphones.

    On Monday Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch was its "best ever", and had "shattered" all previous sales records.

    The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's largest ever phone, and features a 5.5-inch screen. The increased size and reduced thickness may be responsible for the bending.

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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    They have become overpriced crap.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Apple pay, your flexible friend..

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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    you have the same problem on the 5 and 5s and other makes and models TBH just easier on this as its thinner!!

    anyone who sits down on there phone is a tit anyway for doing that and deserves it


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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Is this a hipster issue? I have a G2 with a 5 inch screen and when I put it in my pocket it sits at my thigh, there's no way it would bend if I sat down. I guess if I was wearing skin tight jeans with half the phone poking out the top of the pocket, it may be different.

    Apple should have taken note of their biggest demographic
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)





    I just looked at my G2, i'm sure it wouldn't stand a chance in his hands
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    I dunno how people think this is apples fault tbh. The 6+ maybe thinner and thus more fragile but what were ppl thinking? My iPad mini will fit on my back pocket but I wouldn't sit on it ffs.

    Sensational story overhyped as usual.


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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Just seen this on the ladbible lol


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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    I dunno how people think this is apples fault tbh. The 6+ maybe thinner and thus more fragile but what were ppl thinking? My iPad mini will fit on my back pocket but I wouldn't sit on it ffs.

    Sensational story overhyped as usual.


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    i agree with your comment but there was an article saying that someone's bent in a shirt pocket! Maybe the guy had pecks of steel

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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    This tit for tat PR is getting old now. Of course it will bend! duh!. Especially the way the guy in the vids is doing it. That looks like a LOT of pressure. Far more than my phone gets in my jeans pocket! If my phone got that much stress applied to it whilst in my pocket I would be more worried about my testicles!
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Did you put your new iPhone 6 in the pocket of your skinny jeans and bend it? Sit on it and change its shape forever?



    Well, don’t worry. Because one company is solving all your bendgate worries with the use of 3D printing.
    When literally no other case will fit, there’s the iPhone 6 BendGate case, ensuring your new phone incurs no further damage.
    Created by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], the case costs $19.99 (that’s a little over £12 plus delivery), or, if you’ve got a 3D printer to hand (who doesn’t eh?), then you can download your own copy for free and print it out yourself – they recommend editing your copy to match the particular bend of your phone.

    The case is currently a beta product, which means it’s in the early stages of testing and feedback from customers. The website also adds, just to be clear, that this is ‘meant to be a gag gift’.
    They also do standard iPhone 6 cases for those whose phones don’t come with the added bendy feature.


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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Sorry it's the daily mail but it was the first link I found to the test [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheep View Post
    Sorry it's the daily mail but it was the first link I found to the test [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    not to stir the flames again but that stress test doesnt really matter, its the area around the buttons that's weak, not the overall body, its the fact that the weakness lies where it does and the positioning in hipsters tight pants that causes the few issues. Anyone with any sense is going to have the handset flat against their leg, not poking out their pocket like a fashion statement.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    I bent mine by accident yesterday. Luckily I managed to bend it back to its original state using a Hairdryer and a pair of Tweezers 😀

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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    Quote Originally Posted by flik View Post
    I bent mine by accident yesterday. Luckily I managed to bend it back to its original state using a Hairdryer and a pair of Tweezers 

    Your iphone or your penis?
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    Default Re: iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Bends In Tight Pockets (#Bendgate)

    LOL !

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    Lol

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